CFBISD participates in Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month, and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is highlighting the importance of regular attendance for all students. 

School attendance is essential to academic success and plays a critical role in overall student development. Attendance Awareness Month is a time to educate individuals and communities about attendance issues and the effects poor attendance can have on a student’s progress.  

“Attendance is crucial to our students’ success in CFBISD,” said Dr. Wendy Eldredge, Superintendent of schools. “This month, and every month, we want to encourage our students, staff and CFB families to strive for regular attendance.”

Oftentimes students, parents and schools don’t realize how quickly absences, excused or unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence— missing just 18 days per school year— can lead to third graders being unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.

CFBISD is encouraging students, staff and community members to participate in Attendance Awareness Month spirit days every Thursday throughout September. Additionally, we have provided printable resources for teachers to help educate their students on the importance of attendance. 

To see the full list of spirit days, or to print attendance activities, please visit the CFBISD Attendance Awareness Month website.

To learn more about this initiative, please visit Attendance Works’ Attendance Awareness Month website.